Shimano suspends operations in South Carolina
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Businesses across the US east coast – including tackle giant Shimano – are battening down the hatches in readiness for the onslaught from Hurricane Dorian.
Shimano has suspended operations at its North Charleston distribution centre and fishing division office, while fishing sunglasses manufacturer, Costa, has done likewise at its facility in Daytona Beach, Florida.
“Safety is always the number one concern for all our Team Shimano members and many have already left the area to get further inland and away from Hurricane Dorian,” said Penina Joseph, Shimano’s Vice President of Corporate Communications. “We are closed definitely through Thursday and will review our Friday plans this afternoon.”
Shimano’s Irvine, California. distribution centre is prepared to take on the extra capacity for orders that can be diverted and fulfilled. Both the North Charleston and Irvine facilities stock all Shimano fishing brands, including G. Loomis rods, PowerPro braid, and Jackall lures.
Joseph said Shimano will keep all its customers as informed as possible as to when its South Carolina operations resume normal functions.